Three Tales at the Athenaeum Theatre, October 3 and 4 The Sound of a Voice Court Theatre Steve Reich’s score for Three Tales is like a beehive in the heart. […]
Oak Park resident Bernadette Doran was a McGraw-Hill editor and an advertising executive before she read Imagineering for Health, by bioenergetic healer Serge Kahili King, and dropped it all to […]
The Secret in the Wings, Lookingglass Theatre Company. Mary Zimmerman’s remount of her 1991 meditation on fairy tales is charming, funny, skillfully cast, cleverly designed–and as thoroughly empty an evening […]
The Maria Chronicles, Teatro Luna. You might be disinclined to take seriously a line of women holding up signs bearing slogans such as “Up With Ass!” Yet this silly moment […]
The Chicago International Film Festival comes on strong in the second half.
Raw red circles line J Scott’s left cheek. A pus-filled welt marks the center of each palm. They’re from cigarettes, he explains, that were snuffed out on his skin two […]
Age: 70 Occupation: Photographer, jewelry maker, writer Rooms: Convertible studio in senior citizen housing. Rent: $355 Location: Bronzeville Oldest Possession: Photo of Malcolm X shot in Accra, Ghana, in 1964 […]
Rock, Pop, Etc. Concerts ABBA MANIA Sat 10/11, 8 PM, Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago, Joliet. 815-726-6600 or 312-902-1500. BILL ACOSTA Wed 10/15 through Fri 10/17, 2 PM, and […]
On its ninth album, Sleep/Holiday (Sanctuary), the Welsh group Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci does little to advance its sound, and that’s fine by me. Over the years the band has polished […]
I was first attracted to D-D-Don’t Don’t Stop the Beat (Crunchy Frog/Atlantic), the debut from Danish party-rock team Junior Senior, because I’m a sucker for a sugar high. I keep […]
Show Boat, Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire. If ever a Broadway musical communicated hope, love, pain, and wisdom, it’s this inexhaustible treasure. In 1927 composer Jerome Kern and lyricist-book writer Oscar […]
We are at the Diner Grill.
Though rehashing the past is for defeatists, I kind of wish Enon would just spaz out like they did in the good ol’ days. Toko Yasuda, who sings a lot […]
Eric San, aka Kid Koala, is as modest a virtuoso as has ever manned a pair of turntables. His shuffling beats don’t rock your body and he doesn’t try to […]
In 1886 a little-known architect was hired by an undertaker’s family to design a Queen Anne-style residence at 303 W. Eugenie. Adam Boos, according to the Real Estate and Building […]